I am looking for the descendants of Joseph E. "Edd" SHOFNER born 16May1884 and his two wives, Beulah Viola LESTER and Stella UNKNOWN. Beulah was one of my maternal grandfather's younger sisters. Beulah Viola LESTER was born 9June1884 in Angelina County, Texas and married Joseph about 1903. They had two sons, R.E. and Louie. R.E. SHOFNER married Ada BLACKSTOCK/BLACKSTONE. I don't know what his initials represent or his date of birth or marriage. Louie SHOFNER married Elizabeth UNKNOWN. I don't know his middle name or his date and place of birth or marriage. Our family believes Louie held a responsible position at Sears Roebuck in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. Beaulah died in childbirth 29Apr1905 with her second child. About 1912, Joseph "Edd" married Stella UNKNOWN born about 1894 Texas. They had at least three daughters:Minnie L. born about 1912, Muriel F. born about 1915, and Nannie L. born about 1927. Beaulah Viola and Joseph "Edd" are buried in the northwest quarter of the Shofner Cemetery in Ora, Angelina County.
There is a SHOFNER in the Shofner Cemetery of whom I don't know the relationship: Callie M. SHOFNER born 21Apr1906 - but her tombstone shows no date of death. Do you know the names of her parents, spouse, and the date she died? Can you answer any of my questions or provide more information about the above persons? Are you related to Joseph "Edd" SHOFNER?
I have a professional 1925 photograph of 71 persons that includes: Joseph "Edd", Stella, R.E., perhaps Mrs. R.E.,an unnamed female SHOFNER, and Louie.
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